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Yankee_In_TX
07-16-2010, 09:04 AM
There was a story this morning that GA is dropping some of their two a days.

Cry me a river - I hate when college players whine about 4 to 6 weeks of two a days. Swimmers have two a days year round EXCEPT for the 4-6 weeks that you tapir during the year.

/rant

dc_txtech
07-16-2010, 09:24 AM
There was a story this morning that GA is dropping some of their two a days.

Cry me a river - I hate when college players whine about 4 to 6 weeks of two a days. Swimmers have two a days year round EXCEPT for the 4-6 weeks that you tapir during the year.

/rant

Yeah, but how hard is it to lounge around a pool all day? :kitten:

JB
07-16-2010, 09:31 AM
Yeah, but how hard is it to lounge around a pool all day? :kitten:

Never been on a swim team huh?

dc_txtech
07-16-2010, 09:42 AM
Never been on a swim team huh?

No :cry2:

JB
07-16-2010, 09:49 AM
No :cry2:

Couple of laps doing the butterfly will make you wish you were in the desert somewhere

dc_txtech
07-16-2010, 10:04 AM
Couple of laps doing the butterfly will make you wish you were in the desert somewhere

I can imagine, I can't take the trash out without getting winded. I was just pokin some fun.

JB
07-16-2010, 10:19 AM
I can imagine, I can't take the trash out without getting winded. I was just pokin some fun.

Yeah, I know. But I had to stick up for the swimmers as it is one of the few things I used to be able to do well.

Yankee_In_TX
07-16-2010, 11:42 AM
Yeah, I know. But I had to stick up for the swimmers as it is one of the few things I used to be able to do well.

Yeah, thanks to my many years of swimming, I pretty much through like a girl because swiming was 24/7.

One of y'all will have to teach my boy(s) if we have any.

JB
07-16-2010, 11:54 AM
Yeah, thanks to my many years of swimming, I pretty much through like a girl because swiming was 24/7.

One of y'all will have to teach my boy(s) if we have any.

Not a problem. That was one of the other things I did well. My shoulder is so bad I can't throw anymore, but I can teach the basics and play catch using my left arm.

Yankee_In_TX
07-16-2010, 12:08 PM
Not a problem. That was one of the other things I did well. My shoulder is so bad I can't throw anymore, but I can teach the basics and play catch using my left arm.

I have the left shoulder and left elbow of a left handed pitcher. And I have never played baseball in my life.

Had my shoulder rebuilt in 2006.

Swimming is not as injury free as they lead folks to believem (and my h/s and club coach massively over trained me which lead to my body breaking down in college swimming).

Ever known anyone that can hold an 8-10 week tapir? I could, and to me that's concrete evidence I was over trained (my regular season times were always embarassingly slow).

hobie
07-16-2010, 12:15 PM
I have the left shoulder and left elbow of a left handed pitcher. And I have never played baseball in my life.

Had my shoulder rebuilt in 2006.

Swimming is not as injury free as they lead folks to believem (and my h/s and club coach massively over trained me which lead to my body breaking down in college swimming).

Ever known anyone that can hold an 8-10 week tapir? I could, and to me that's concrete evidence I was over trained (my regular season times were always embarassingly slow).

I don't even know what that is Yankee........

JB
07-16-2010, 12:32 PM
I don't even know what that is Yankee........

http://imgtn1.ask.com/ts?t=16223564823845399544&pid=23296&ppid=15

http://thm-a04.yimg.com/nimage/123b1ba2cf86a02a

They get up to 800 lbs

HOU-TEX
07-16-2010, 12:36 PM
I don't even know what that is Yankee........

I don't either

What I do know is that football 2-a-days suck!! I had an old school HS coach and he wore us straight out during 2 a days. I thought SFA's would be a bit better than HS.....oh my, was I wrong. Not only was it tougher, it was hotter. The field was astroturf and field temps would easily get up to 110-120 range.

Yankee_In_TX
07-16-2010, 12:38 PM
http://imgtn1.ask.com/ts?t=16223564823845399544&pid=23296&ppid=15

http://thm-a04.yimg.com/nimage/123b1ba2cf86a02a

They get up to 800 lbs

LMAO, must spread rep - REALLY tired. I meant taper Hobie.

The following is a working definition of what we will be covering; a taper is "the reduction of workload during a period immediately prior to a major competition."

http://www.swimmingcoach.org/articles/9808/9808-3.htm

So in the last few weeks leading up the the end of the hs season (and again at the end of the summer), whereas you were doing (wow, it's been so long, guessing at #'s) 5,000-7,500 yards a practice (twice a day), you drastically start reducing yards, intensity and drop two a days.

Your competition times peak, and most swimmers could maintain high levels of competition with this recovery/reduced training for about 4 weeks. I could hold it for over 8 weeks and continue to improve each week. That told me I was vastly overtrained. Not to mention my regular season times were always embarassingly slow.

JB
07-16-2010, 12:47 PM
LMAO, must spread rep - REALLY tired. I meant taper Hobie.



http://www.swimmingcoach.org/articles/9808/9808-3.htm

I thought maybe your coach was making you swim with a baby tapir...:shades:

Yankee_In_TX
07-16-2010, 01:02 PM
I thought maybe your coach was making you swim with a baby tapir...:shades:

Are they good swimmers?

JB
07-16-2010, 01:08 PM
Are they good swimmers?

Though they appear densely built, tapirs are at home in the water and often submerge to cool off. They are excellent swimmers and can even dive to feed on aquatic plants. They also wallow in mud, perhaps to remove pesky ticks from their thick hides.

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/tapir.html

Honoring Earl 34
07-16-2010, 01:12 PM
Yeah, thanks to my many years of swimming, I pretty much through like a girl because swiming was 24/7.

One of y'all will have to teach my boy(s) if we have any.

I think Hunter Pence has an instructional video coming out .

Texan4Ever
07-20-2010, 12:12 AM
I have to give swimmers some serious props because they train hard and although they make it look easy, I promise you its not. I have personally trained with some friends that are divers and swimmers and they easily "out-condition" me any day.